Paddy Buttner recalls how Countess Markievicz, Kathleen Lynne, Helena Moloney and many other women got together at Liberty Hall in Dublin to organise the purchase, cooking and distribution of food for the workers and their families during the 1913 Lockout. Paddy Buttner also recalls the start of the tram strike in 1913.
This footage is taken from an interview shot for 'Ireland A Television History'. The series was an RTÉ/BBC co-production presented by Robert Kee and broadcast on RTÉ and BBC Television in 1980 and 1981. 'Ireland A Television History' was largely based on Kee's book 'The Green Flag' (1972) and his lifelong interest in Ireland.
The interviewer is Robert Kee.